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This is Platos theory on sevenfold division which you failed to mention...




Now God did not make the soul after the body, although we are speaking of them in this order; for having brought them together he would never have allowed that the elder should be ruled by the younger; but this is a random manner of speaking which we have, because somehow we ourselves too are very much under the dominion of chance. Whereas he made the soul in origin and excellence prior to and older than the body, to be the ruler and mistress, of whom the body was to be the subject. And he made her out of the following elements and on this wise: Out of the indivisible and unchangeable, and also out of that which is divisible and has to do with material bodies, he compounded a third and intermediate kind of essence, partaking of the nature of the same and of the other, and this compound he placed accordingly in a mean between the indivisible, and the divisible and material. He took the three elements of the same, the other, and the essence, and mingled them into one form, compressing by force the reluctant and unsociable nature of the other into the same. When he had mingled them with the essence and out of three made one, he again divided this whole into as many portions as was fitting, each portion being a compound of the same, the other, and the essence. And he proceeded to divide after this manner:-First of all, he took away one part of the whole [1], and then he separated a second part which was double the first [2], and then he took away a third part which was half as much again as the second and three times as much as the first [3], and then he took a fourth part which was twice as much as the second [4], and a fifth part which was three times the third [9], and a sixth part which was eight times the first [8], and a seventh part which was twenty-seven times the first




After this he filled up the double intervals [i.e. between 1, 2, 4, 8] and the triple [i.e. between 1, 3, 9, 27] cutting off yet other portions from the mixture and placing them in the intervals, so that in each interval there were two kinds of means, the one exceeding and exceeded by equal parts of its extremes [as for example 1, 4/3, 2, in which the mean 4/3 is one-third of 1 more than 1, and one-third of 2 less than 2], the other being that kind of mean which exceeds and is exceeded by an equal number. Where there were intervals of 3/2 and of 4/3 and of 9/8, made by the connecting terms in the former intervals, he filled up all the intervals of 4/3 with the interval of 9/8, leaving a fraction over; and the interval which this fraction expressed was in the ratio of 256 to 243. And thus the whole mixture out of which he cut these portions was all exhausted by him. This entire compound he divided lengthways into two parts, which he joined to one another at the centre like the letter X, and bent them into a circular form, connecting them with themselves and each other at the point opposite to their original meeting-point; and, comprehending them in a uniform revolution upon the same axis, he made the one the outer and the other the inner circle. Now the motion of the outer circle he called the motion of the same, and the motion of the inner circle the motion of the other or diverse. The motion of the same he carried round by the side to the right, and the motion of the diverse diagonally to the left. And he gave dominion to the motion of the same and like, for that he left single and undivided; but the inner motion he divided in six places and made seven unequal circles having their intervals in ratios of two-and three, three of each, and bade the orbits proceed in a direction opposite to one another; and three [Sun, Mercury, Venus] he made to move with equal swiftness, and the remaining four [Moon, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter] to move with unequal swiftness to the three and to one another, but in due proportion.





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dimensions of atlantis ? 280 michael seabrook 02-May-10 09:40
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 175 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 07:20
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 177 michael seabrook 03-May-10 09:25
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Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 178 Starchaser 03-May-10 17:25
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Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 147 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 18:43
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 294 Morph 03-May-10 17:50
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Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 151 Joe Atlantis 04-May-10 20:45
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 159 Harry Sivertsen 05-May-10 09:17
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Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 181 Harry Sivertsen 06-May-10 10:44
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as you insist 174 Warwick 08-May-10 17:26
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Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 156 JonnyMcA 08-May-10 21:38
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 143 Harry Sivertsen 09-May-10 10:05
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Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 153 Harry Sivertsen 07-May-10 23:20
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Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 147 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 17:30
Engonasin 285 Morph 03-May-10 18:52
For what it's worth... 329 Morph 03-May-10 19:05
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Re: Engonasin 189 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 22:35
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Re: Engonasin 189 Harry Sivertsen 04-May-10 17:50
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Re: Engonasin 300 Morph 05-May-10 12:09
Re: Engonasin 166 Harry Sivertsen 05-May-10 13:30
Re: Engonasin 284 Morph 05-May-10 15:24
Re: Engonasin 168 Harry Sivertsen 05-May-10 15:50
Re: dimensions of at lantis ? 143 Lee Burton 03-May-10 16:43
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Mod Note 169 JonnyMcA 03-May-10 18:17
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Re: Mod Note 126 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 21:01
Re: Mod Note 150 JonnyMcA 03-May-10 21:20
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Re: Mod Note 149 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 22:02
Re: Mod Note 163 JonnyMcA 03-May-10 22:05
Re: Mod Note 152 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 21:49
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 150 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 14:37
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 190 Absinthujone 03-May-10 18:03
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 283 Morph 03-May-10 21:50


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